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THE CASA GRANDE VALLEY.
information for Those Seeking Homes n the Garden Spot of the West. I'lnal county was organized In 1875 from portions of Pima, Maricopa and Tavupat o unties, and contains an area of S68si;ure niiles. or S.435,520 acres, one-third of which joould be made productive by a systematic vtorafre of the surplus water now running to waste, Next td Maricopa it Is Uie moat important agricultural county in tlie Terri tory, It it traversed frotn cast to west by j the Southern Pacific railroad, and a branch of the great Santa Fe system is now ap proaching from the north. The objective point of this road is a connection with the Sonora road, of the same system. The. Southern Pacific is also building in this direction from Tempe, and it is confidently believed that work will not cease uutil the Deer Creek eoa! fields are reached and con nection is made with another branch of 1 that road running from Bowie to Globe and now completed to Fort Thomas. Thus it will be seen that Pinul county is the theater of railroad building at the pres ent time, mid inside of a year Floreuce, the county seat, will be ' A li.VIUIOAD CESTKB. Murch 54.7 W April MU 100 May 74.7 104 June 88.7 lis July 87.9 112 August 64.5 110 September 77.5 1011 j October 67.4 9B November , 52.4 SO (December ..52.2 81 1682. I January , 40.4 79 February 49.5 72 92 100 29 48 45 44 '64 63 50 36 26 28 28 27 25 82 At present it contains a population of bout 1500. but with tiie completion of these railroad and the Son Carlos reservoir no city in Arizona, can approach it for natural advantages, and a large increase in popula tion will follow. Florence is at au elevation (if 1492 feet above sea level, situated near the Uila river, twenty-six miles northwest of the railroad station of Casa Grande, with which it is connected by an elegantly equipped daily stuge line. Goinff and com ing stuges run by the old Casa Grande ruins, and passenrrs are allowed a short time to inspect them. There are many handsome I private residence iu Florence, several brick stores, good hotel, an excellent graded school employing four teachers, churches, ecret societies, a Commercial Club, two newspapers, and the handsomest court house in the Territory. Here is held the United States Court for the district composed of Gila, Graham and Pinal counties. The streets are lined with ahade trees, which impart an air of com fort on the warmest days. PRODUCTS Of THE YAIXKY. March , 57.8 April 82,1 The heat us represented iu the above table during the mouths of June, July and August Is nothing like as unbearable as in the Eastern States, uud death from BUSST80ZE IS UXUSOWH. In fact, in a residence of twenty-one years in Arizona the writer has only known two persons to be overcome by the heat, and they recovered. Their condition, however, was more the result of whisky than heat. The air is so dry here that a registered temperature of 110 degrees is not as oppres sive as 80 degrees in St. Louis or New York. The Signal Service bureau has recognized this fact, and reports thedifTerence between 1 the apparent and sensible temperature to be I fully 30 degrees. At nearly all times there is a pleasant breeze; the nights are invari- ably cool in the summer, and out-door labor ; is performed without serious discomfort to I either man or beast on the warmest days, j Very seldom does the thermometer get be low the freezing point iu winter, and in the gardens of Florence to-day are castor bean plants two years or more old. IHIOL'CHED BY FBOST. Unlike the Salt river, the waters of the Gila are fresh and pure; the soil contains no alkali. Is a deep, rich gray ash, especial ly adapted to the growth of the prune, olive, almond, peach, fig. pear, apricot and fruits of all kinds, which pay largely on the invest ment. It is also the natural home of alfalfa, which grows in the most prolific manner. The grape does exceptionally well in this valley, and wine and raisin culture is destin ed to become a prominent industry. Citrus f ruits have been cultivated to a limited ex tent; there are a numlier of orange trees j in the neighborhood of Florence which bear Orange and lemon trees require slight protection during the winter for a year or two, until the wood is sufficiently hardened While it is a popular thing for one to say that he is "not here for his health," it is an undisputed fact that for all pulmonary ail mcnts no climate on earth is equal to South era Arizona, and there are numbers of active. Industrious citizens, with but one lung, who came here years ago, expecting to live but a few weeks. But lor all that, the wonderful Casa Grande valley is some thing better than a health resort. mat portion of the great Casa Grande valley lying along the line of the Southern PaciBo railway in the vicinity of Casa Grande and Arizola is at present, and with good reason, considered one of the most desirable portions of this magnificant Southern Ari zona, Great changes have been made in the j appearance of this part of the valley during the last ten years. It was about that long ago that the Florence canal was completed and the work of actual improvement begun. It Is useless to deny that under our present water system there is nothing like a sufS j ciont water to irrigate this vast body of I land. the iodeenbible position of doing ooth- ! lug itself or allowing any one vine to improve tuis great natural reservoir f site. 2. We flrualy believe that the inter ests of humanity dictate that, the In dians should be gathered on the reser vulioub, have lands allotted to them in severalty, and that they be furnished with farming implements and an inex haustible supply of water for irrigation of their lands, to the end that they may become self supporting. By this means will a home life be furnished for the Indian and he will more rapidly advance in civilization as a conse quence. He will abandon his nomadic life; his children will be kept at home and educated in neighborhood schools, instead of being sent to large Indian schools at a distance where they are kept (as it would seem) for mere purposes of show. After beiusr in structed in the arts of civilization for u time they are returned to savagery, to become more unhaopy and discon tented than if th"y had never received the questionable advantages. We feel that the present policy of the Indian department is all wrong in this regard j. I lie Plena and Maricopa Indian reservation contaius 350,000 acres of as fertile land as lies within the bound aries of Arizona, and Is admirably adapted for homes lor these people, as well as the wandermg l'apagoes, who are now compelled to prey upon the herds of our farmers and ranchmen for subsistence. 4. The construction of a storage reservoir at the Knttes by the Govern ment offers a plain business proposi tion for the correction of these evils Kesolved, that the Secretary of the lerritorv be instructed to transmit a copy of the forepoinp Memorial to ou Dclesate and Delegate-elect in Con' press, and also a copy each to the President of the Senate and Speaker of the House of Representatives. ARIZONA CONSOLIDATED Stage ai Liwy Co. (iSconroRATKD 1892.) DAM STAGE BETWEEN Florence nnd Casa Grande Livery, Feed & Sale Stables Florence and Casa Cranae. PROFESSIONAL CARDS- DR. ANC1L MARTIN, JTE AND EAR. Phoenix, Arizona? W. II . GEIFFIX, AWYER. Office u i block, Florence, . i stairs rizona. Brunenkaut GEO. M. BROCKWAY, PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON. Office uud residence at hospital. Florence. Arizona J. S. SNIFFEN, A TTORNEY AT LAW, Florence. Arizona, i Will attend to eases In l ima, Uraham and Gila counties. THE SCENIC LIKE OF ARIZONA! Santa Fe, Prescolt& Phoenix R'y. AND Prescott & Eastern Railroad, WITH THE SANTA FE SYSTEM. Shortest And Quickest Route Between Phcenix, Kansas City. St. Louis Chicago and all points EAST. ill Leo's Restaurant Lem Wing Chung DEALER IN Dry Goods, Groceries And Notions. Sell ciieap for cusii. Corner 10th and Bailey streets, Florence ... Arizona. Opposite The Florence Tribi'ke office In P. R. Brady, Jr's., New Building. First-class in every respect. Meals 85 and 25 cts. Ladies dinins: room. THROUGH TIME TABLE. From East. HA II V To East. Read down. Read Up. No. 7. No. f. .No. 2. No. 8. J 48a ilu.M)p lv Chicago ar1 7.4Ua; V 0 2 15p M.SUa.lv.. Kansas City lv; i.ihih 8 UUa 6 40a 1 4.1ijlv,...La Junta Iv'l0.30pi 9 4oa 3 00a! 7;30a! Ill (tea! lv Denver ar lG.COa' j La Junta lvi St.'Jjuj ! La Junta ar'10.3Up;' ar. Pueblo (U&RG)..i j Jar El.Moro(lKG).. Corner 7th and Main street Florence, Arizona. SPRIKG READING. SUMMER REAPING. GOOD READING. lu 4-ia 7.10ajlv ....Trinidad lvi J.4dp; 6 lua zip1 6.8Splv ..Albuquerque. -lvi o.iSOai 7 lUp 1 05pil2.10j)ur....Ash ForK....lvi 5.M)p; 3 55a 1 3!)pil.3Sp lv ....Ash Fork ar! 5.2Spi 3 55a 12 3ua l.&alv Barstow ...lvi 2.10aj 2 lOp 7.0Gajar..Loa Angeles ..lvi 7.1fipj j 2.45p!ar San in go .. . lv 1.35p; 2 25aj lv Mohave lv! ill 10a ilv . . . .Bakeriield . . .Ivj I 7 40a 5 55p iar.. Kan Francisco.. Ivj 8 p LIMITED TRAINS. No. 4 Chicago Ltd. No. 8 California Ltd. Daily. Daily, Fri Fri Fri Sat Sat Sun Sun Sun y.OOa iv.San Francisco. .ar: 5.55pThurs e.OJu lv...Los Aneeies..ar! B.30uTbur 10.40p lv Barstow lv, 8.40a. l'burs lU.&ia'W...Ah Fork lv 11. tp lv. .Albuquerque., lv H.i-a lv lrimdad.... l 11.57alv La Junta h 5.2r.ii:Wed 4.UUoiWed ft.27i jfues 3Aii i lues 6.00p,ar Denver lr 11.00a Tues I 11 THI CIS JBA$DE VALLEY CASAL their golden fruit each year without pro- ! . - . . ., ' , , - ....-..., - I is forty -three miles in length and covers in full bearing. The season is from six weeks to two months earlier than Southern California, which gives fruit growers an appreciated advantage in THE ZAHI.T MABEBTS. The absence of fogs and nightly dews is a ormidable obstacle to the destructive and unsightly scale-hug. and the fruits of the valley are all bright and clean. All the agri cultural products of temperate and semi tropic zones are easily grown here, the long seasons giving a succession of crops that double or treble the productive value f the land. fuicii or laud. Improved lands, with government title and .water right, can be bought for from 20 to J50 per acre, according to location and im provements. In the immediate neighbor- 60.000 acres of land, about 7,0tj0 of which are under cultivation. It is so constructed that it can be easily enlarged and its capacity in creased. A reservoir covering 1.C0O acres, having storage capaoity of eight billion gal lons, in the southeast eorner of township 6. range ft, gives ample supply of water the year round to all farmers located below it, but those above suffer by a shortage of water during a few weeks in summer. It is proposed to remedy this by the con struction of a huge reservoir near San Carlos, which would store 231,996 acre-feet of water, capable of irrigating 140,698 acres of land. All of this land would be in the vicinity of Florence. The estimated cost of the dam is ?1.0367f2&. This survey was made by order of Congress, for which 20,000 was appropriated. Mr. J. D. Schuyler, of Los Angeles, the noted irrigation engineer, full verifies Mr. Lipptneott's report, and strong ly urges upon Congress the duty of con- h.iod and to the south of the Casa Grande i structing the work. A dam 200 feet in lns there are thousands of acres covered ! height, which Mr. Schuyler considers per wlth heavy growth of mesquite timber yet I fectly feasible, would store 530.000 acre-feet open to settlement. These are among the j of water and the reservoir would have a life choicest in the valley. Water in inexhausti ble quantity Is found at a depth of from twenty to thirty feet; in fact, a river seems to be flowing underneath. Here is a splen did ooportunity to take up and improve land with pumping system of irrigation, which is said to be successful on small tracts. However, with the completion of the San Carlos reservoir, pumping will be a thing of the past, and it is ouly mentioned here for the purpose of showing what can be done, and to magnify the further fact that w hat was once considered AX UNINHABITABLE DUiEHT s in truth the most productive land on the globe, and that there is water in abundance o bring every foot of it under cultivation, only waiting for the magic 'anu of capital to develop it. There is no water-storage scheme on the Pacific coast that has one half the natural advantages and so few en gineering difficulties as the dan Carlos reser voir. Here nature has built the abutments in ever-living rock, and all that is left for man to do is to put In the headgate, the bluffs which form the gorge being only separated by paltry 23) feet. A country is drained through this narrow canyon 200 miles square, representing 40,000 square miles, or larger than Maine and Massachu setts combined. The rainfall is sufficient to fill the reservoir twice a year, and the land to be brought under cultivation is practi cally limitless. This may read like a fairy tale, but is is every word true, and has been erified time and again. CASA GBAHDE HIsEBVOIB. The reservoir of the Casa Grande Valley Canal company Is the largest in the terri tory. It covers a surface of 1900 acres, with an average depth of 12 feet, and contains about eight thousand million gallons of water. It is situated fifteen miles south west of Florence. A levee of earth has been thrown up across a depression in the plain 14,000 feet In length, 125 feet in width at the bottom and 25 feet In width at top, 2 to 1 slope on each side, and an average height of 25 feet. The waste is regulated by cast iron pipes I feet in diameter, set in solid masonry, regulated by gates and tower. This reservoir cost $150,000, and supplies water for 6,000 acres. Meteorological Statistics. The signal service of the general govern, roeut maintained a station at Florence from i374 to 1882. The reports covering the iieriod from July, 18W, to April, 1882, gives the fol lowing statistics, which may be taken as a safe guide to the prevailing temperature given during the series of six years: 1880, Mean. Max. Win. tu)y f 86.6 111 61 August'. 66-5 "2 60 September 81.0 107 48 October 68.0 06 32 November &2.1 80 25 December W.9 77 27 151. January .7 78 21 rhnT i M,7 31 of sixty-three years without dredging. The report says : "In the event of the construc tion of this dam there will be built up in the valley of the Gila river where a desert now exists, a community of fully 40.W; souls end the creation of many milllou dollars of tax, able wealth without permanent outlay on t he part of the Government." A bill is now before Cougress for the construction of the work, and there is little doubt of its passage when its merits become known. ' EUMOR IN THE AMBULANCE. Doctor1. Story of the Ride of s Mam d Wooti with Brakes )Lego. "When I was an mbuknn ; peon," said the young family physi ; eian to a Xew York Sun reporter, "I j used to start like a fire horMs at the , sound of the call. I was just as much : interested in the work at the end of ; two years as I was the day I began. ; It was the excitement of the life that ; made me so fond of I had all sorts ; of experiences at all sorts of hours, j There was au element of danger in it too, but that only added to the 1 charm. "One niht I had a call from the . West side in the neighborhood of Chelsea square. It was for a drunken man who fell down and broke his leg. On the way back to the hospital with hira I picked up a drunken wom an to whom a similar accident had happened. There was nothing to do but put her in the ambulance along ; with the man. "After that the ride across town j was exciting enough for a cowboy. : At first the patients jfympnthizfd with each other. Then they bejjan to cry in chorus. At Eroadway they fell to kissing each other. At Third avenue they were fighting like a pair ' of Kilkenny cats, and I had my hands mil in keeping them apart. The woman had scratched the man's faee dreadfully and he had nearly closed her eye with a punch. When .we struck the csphalt In Twenty-sixth street they were singing: 'We have ail been there before, many a time,' and such singing! The nproar at tracted a crowd who evidently thought I had an ambulance full of lunatics. When we reached the gate they swore eternal friendship and at the office they parted in tears." MMWR. have arranged with the New York to furnish this paper with a limited ber of subscriptions for a limited time to its great Tbrice-a-Week and Monthly Editions. We are enabled to offer ten numbers of THE MONTHLY WORLD MAGAZINE The Thrice-a-Week World, One Year AND THE FLORENCE TRIBUNE ONE YEAR, ALL FOR $3.00. Mou 2.4laar.. .Kansas City..lv 2.0OaTues 2Xa ar Chicago j l.OOpMou i I I I LOCAL TIME TABLE. Mountain Time. 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K. for point on the S. P, system. H. P. Anewaxt, Gen. Pass. Agt., Prescott, Arizona, Fire! Fire! IFire!!! HOUSE MEMORIAL NO. 4. To the Senate and House of Representa tives of the United States in Con gress Assembled. We, your Memorialists, the Nine teenth Legislative Assembly of the Territory of Arizona, respectfully rep reseat that the National Irrigation Congress, held in Phoenix, Arizona, ou the lHh of December, A. X. IS'JG, unan imously adopted the followiDp: Whereas, The Pima and Maricopa Indians, tribe numbering in the aggregute ten thousand souls, have been deprived of the waters used by them in irrigation before the advent of the white race in America. through the appropriation of such waters by settlers on the headwaters of the una river; and Whereas, Through the loss of such waters the lands once cultivated by these tribes have become barreu and worthle&s, and the members of such tribes have become a charge on the Government, and forced by the loss of their Uelds into lives of degrada tion and penury ; and Whereas, isucb tribes have from the ear liest days been the friends and allies of the white race; and Whereas, The people of the United States have pledged themselves by solemn treaty to protect such tribes in their property and property rights and Whereas, The Government of the United States has and now is engaged in the ex- fewliture of hundreds of thousands of dot ars for the construction of works of irriga tion for the reclamation of lands belonging to other Indian tribes; therefore, be it Resolved, That this Cougress do approve the proposed construction, under the plans Oi the U, S. Geological Survey, of the Buttes reservoir, in Piuai county, Arizona, recently reported, to again reclaim the lands of these tribes, believing that by so doing can the Government atone honorably redeem the broken pledges made by it to these people, and thus preserve from further want and degradation two of the surviving Indian tribes of the American continent that have always been the constant friends of the white race. Resolved, That we approve the proposed construction of such reservoir not only as just and philanthropic, but as economical and guod olicy, as iu a comparatively shor time the expense of maintaining such In dians asGovernmentchargesvill far exceed the cost of the irrigation works required to make them a self-supporting and self-respecting community, Now, therefore, your Memorialists, the Nineteenth Legislative Assembly of the Territory of Arizona, desire to go on record as earnestly endorsing the above recommendations of the Sixth National Irrigation Congress for the following reasons: 1. The reservoir site referred to having been withdrawn fron entry by Government authorities, cannot now be utilized by any private corporation. 1 and the Government threfore occupies THE FLORENCE TRIBUNE, u s e a " o s S a 5 SI The largest circulation in Tinai County, the richest of all the Ari zona counties in mines and agricultural lands, In general circulation among farmers and min ers. 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